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Call-out, R.A.K. Mason Writer's Fellowship

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New Zealand Pacific Studio
7 Dec 2013
Work type
Work classification
Literature & Publishing


New Zealand Pacific Studio invites applications for a three week R.A.K. Mason Writer’s Fellowship. The purpose of this Fellowship is to explore different literary forms or genres and their potential. It is named after one of New Zealand’s foremost writers, R.A.K. Mason, in honour of his intense energy, commitment to literature and his later concern for the ways in which different literary forms inform each other.

NPS welcomes writers working in, or across, literary genres in interesting ways. While in residence, Fellows will provide readings and may also help facilitate discussions or a workshop that explore the potential of literary forms with others.

Selection will be based on the nature and strength of an applicant’s proposed project and the degree to which they would benefit from the Fellowship. Fellows can be at any stage in their creative ‘careers.’

Please e-mail Acting Director, Jodie Dalgleish, with the following:

1. Your biography.

2. A description of your proposed project and any specific requirements you may have.

3. When you would like to be in residence up to 1 July 2014 (flexible).

4. A statement of how the R.A.K. Mason Writer’s Fellowship would benefit you and extend your practice at this time.

5. A sample of your work (no more than 2,500 words).

6. The contact details of two referees whom we will contact if you are shortlisted.

Dates of residency are open to negotiation, but would ideally occur before 1 July 2014. If your project requires you to be in residence at a specific time, please make this clear in your application.

Applications close midnight 7 December, 2013. Apply by e-mail to Jodie Dalgleish, Acting Director, New Pacific Studio,

The R.A.K. Mason Fellow will be in residence for three weeks at the historic Kaiparoro/Normandell House in the Wairarapa. Accommodation is free during this time (it is normally charged at a weekly rate of $300 per week plus $25 for local transportation). The successful Fellow would need to cover their travel costs and buy their own food while in residence. In addition, they should bring necessary equipment and supplies with them, or liaise with the Acting Director about purchasing them once in residence.

The R.A.K. Mason Writer’s Fellowship is available to an individual. An applicant is welcome to propose a project of more than three weeks in duration, but accommodation and transportation costs beyond the sponsored period would have to be met by the applicant.

This Fellowship is kindly sponsored by local supporters, Chris and Derek Daniell.

Key skills

Dedication to one's practice.

How to apply

Jodie Dalgleish Acting Director New Zealand Pacific Studio +64 6 375 8441

Written by

New Zealand Pacific Studio

18 Nov 2013

NZ Pacific Studio is a programme that provides creative practitioners with space to work intensively on a project of their design.    We have hosted nearly 500 residents since 2001.  The focus is on creative production and in enabling connections with the community.